A British birdwatcher was stabbed to death by a robber in South Africa when looking for a rare species.
Simon Milliken, 60, was chased and stabbed by the robber for his camera on a trail just 500 yards into the Burman Bush nature reserve near Durban.
His American companion managed to escape and alert rescue teams but they were unable to find Mr Milliken after he staggered dying into dense forest.
Mr Milliken was found the next day by a police tracker dog with stab wounds which had pierced his lungs.
Police have launched a manhunt for the mugger after he escaped with Mr Milliken’s possessions.
A source close to the inquiry told The Sun last night: ‘It looks like he could have bled to death during the night from a punctured lung and was alive for a long time.
‘There are lots of questions being asked about the speed of the recovery and we’ll have to wait for the post mortem examination.